Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies age 36


Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has passed away aged 36 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Miller began his career at Celtic and established his reputation as one of the brightest prospects in Europe, before moving to Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2004.

But in the North East - he'll be remembered best for his role in Roy Keane's famous Championship-winning side of 2006/07.

He leaves behind a wife, two sons and a daughter.

Having traveled the world playing football and impressed almost everywhere he went, clubs and players have been quick to pay their respects to Miller.

Former club Hibernian said that that their "thoughts are with his family and friends".

Tributes are flowing in for the player who represented 12 clubs, also including Celtic and Sunderland, over a 16-year professional football career.

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While he made just 22 appearances for United, he went on to enjoy successful spells in England with Leeds and Sunderland.

Miller was part of the Black Cats' squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2007 but he was on the move again in 2009, this time to QPR.

"Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller".

Leeds added a video of Miller scoring the victor in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Southampton in 2005.

Miller was capped at Ireland at all levels from U16 to senior and won 21 caps, scoring once, in a 3-0 win over Sweden, in Steve Staunton's first game as manager.

Sunderland did likewise, tweeting both their condolences and also a clip of Miller in action in a 2007 match against Derby, where he scored another late victor. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time". "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time", Hibernian wrote on Twitter.